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Denver Post Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
24 Reviews
3.2
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Strong coworkers, but too many cooks at the VP level

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Denver Post full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    • Still the best mainstream news organization in Colorado, still packed with lots of talented people in the reporting and photography bullpens, as well as the digital side.
    • Was heavy into training people up on social media, analytics and more while I was there.
    • Showed some willingness to start thinking outside the box in moving people around and trying them on new beats.

    Cons

    • Management is littered with more vice presidents you could ever hope to count, and it's not quite clear their utility.
    • Projects on the web and IT side of things routinely hampered by insistence on working with dated or problematic software or vendors.
    • The usual feast-or-famine budgeting across the news side of the business, with no expense spared on sports while other areas that were actually profitable scrimped and saved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company, Constantly Growing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Denver Post full-time

    Pros

    This company has done an excellent job to stay with the times. It's definitely not just 'the paper'. They have partnerships with everyone from Google and Yahoo, to Twitter and more. It's a work hard, play hard environment. Employees also have a union to keep things very fair and friendly.

    Cons

    Being a part of such a large parent-company can have pros and cons. It's obvious restrictions from higher up makes things tough at times for local management to have the freedom they need to get the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing for your local voice in decisions specific to the Denver market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    WORST Company I have ever worked for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Sales Executive in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Digital Sales Executive in Denver, CO

    I worked at Denver Post full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    NONE....run don't walk from this place.

    Cons

    High Pressure, Micro management, Managers with NO skills, oh...did I say MICRO MANAGMENT to the extreme, competitive culture between employees, horrible training program, NO leadership, a "what have you done for me" today attitude. Internal systems are lacking with today's technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the timers and whistles away, you are not running a daycare.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Talented people on sinking ship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Denver Post full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Award-winning journalists. Those who remain are mostly the best of what has been weeded out through cutbacks over several years. Talented people.

    Cons

    The company does noticeably little for employees. Keeping up morale is a constant struggle in the face of a management team which, for the most part, has always kept up a wall between itself and employees.
    Micromanaging is overwhelming.
    Wages have been frozen for several years. The company has systematically cut back benefits without compensating salaries.
    Very little opportunity to transition to rare new positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if a team atmosphere was adopted between managerial and non-managerial staff. Employees usually feel in the dark about all aspects of their future. Open communication and team building would go a LONG way to raising morale and increasing production and improving quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Journalist-- Media in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Journalist-- Media in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Denver Post full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good, caring managers and excellent colleagues. Very professional and dedicated to making news and the content as comprehensive as possible.

    Cons

    Newspaper is transitioning into more of a multi-media product. It will be difficult to go into the Post without that understanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your doors open and all will be fine. There's a good work-life balance at the Post, especially, considering that it's a news organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good job, great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Denver, CO

    I worked at Denver Post full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Going through a changing evolution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reporter in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Reporter in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Denver Post full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Recognized as an industry leader
    Union scale and benefits
    seniority protection
    Innovattive and forward-thinking

    Cons

    Shrinking staff
    Frozen pay scale
    Frozen pension

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Micromanaging atmosphere, insecure management

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    Former Employee - Digital Sales Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Digital Sales Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Denver Post full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of credibility with this very well-established company. It provides good experience and can provide good opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Management continues to change gears, trying desperately to "reinvent the buggy whip" rather than get with the times. Incredibly high turnover, among both management and staff. Obviously as a newspaper, they are struggling to maintain revenues. The digital department has undergone some positive, forward-thinking changes. There have been mass layoffs several times during my long tenure, many of them removed negative, poor managers, other times they made strange decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to a plan!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    The journalists in the newsroom care but s has been cut to the bone, quality is declining, and revenues are evaporating.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denver Post full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The building is in a pretty great location, but be assured they are trying to get out of their lease and move somewhere like the DTC soon. The last raiding CEO said as much in an all employee meeting. Easy to rise through the ranks quickly because they keep firing and reorganizing people.

    Cons

    Continually cutting of key staff, journalists, and even salespeople has the company in a death spiral. Add the new paywall program and it's clear that the company has completely lost it's footing. High charges for parking that come out of employees pockets, terrible work/life balance as you are expected to be on call at all times late at night and weekends too. The inflexible union restricts the ability to change, and aging and outdated technology and tools at every level have the company. Finally, the top management changes every six months with new managers, processes, and directives causing constant chaos. Finally, the hedge fund hired managers from Digital First Media seem to be filled with corporate raiders that are picking at the bones, selling the real estate, killing the pensions, and generally riding this company into the ground. Print revenue as declining much faster than anticipated and there is no revenue footing. You continually show up to the endless meetings only to find colleagues have been let go or their departments have further shrunk. Depressing at many levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only hope left is to clear out the management at the very top of this company and replace it with a team that once again cares about creating quality products that readers want on all platforms. Digital initiatives at Digital First Media are nothing less than a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Denver Post full-time

    Pros

    Challenging, rewarding work. Autonomy. Always a great sense of accomplishment and pride in a job well-done

    Cons

    Working in a declining industry is no fun, especially when one loves the work. Sad to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing I can say would make things better. The newspaper industry -- and news media overall -- has been forever changed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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